Flying from Fresno back to Chicago on New Year's Eve. It was beautiful.
Mom and I take the obligatory "hey, it's us in the Bean!" photo.
I was fascinated to see a cutoff oxbow river bend. I've heard of them but never seen one.
The Bean, formally known as Cloudgate. I can't imagine having to clean the fingerprints off of it.
WHAT IS THIS I DID NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS
The amphitheater at Millennium Park. Supposedly they have great summer concerts here. It was a little cold in January to imagine summer!
The Water Tower, one of the few buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire.
I saw this cheap trunk at Home Goods and wanted it for a coffee table, but couldn't transport it home. The next day, after work, I went back to measure it and see about shipping. And I decided just to strongarm it back on the bus. When Mom called to ask if I'd found out about the cost, I said, "Oh, yeah, shipping is free." Just a little sweat!
My first major snowfall (and the only one I really faced this year). I sure wouldn't want to drive in this! But I did learn that it takes a hell of a lot to shut this city down.
Oh man, did WE need coffee New Year's Day!
'Cause I never get tired of mountains.
Trib Tower, look particularly Gotham-esque.
My neighborhood under snow.
Stolen from my Path account, I love this filtering.
The Hancock Building on a sunny (FRIGID) day.
Well done, thou good and faithful snow boot.
Where did the cars go?!
Snow falling toward one of my neighbors' ornamental lawn lights.
More of the houses around me, but with snow.
I was pretty impressed with this snowfall until the one that hit later in January. The second one shut a bunch of busses down. But the first one sure was pretty!